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Tips for gathering evidence after a car accident

On Behalf of | May 27, 2022 | Personal Injury |

If you’re involved in a car accident and a loved one suffers serious injuries, you may want to gather evidence to show who was at fault in that accident.

Some of this process will happen automatically, as there will be a police report detailing what the officers find at the scene of the crime. But there are a lot of other ways that you can also gather evidence to back up this claim.

Taking photos

Perhaps the easiest way to start gathering evidence is just to take photos of the crash scene. A simple picture can do a lot to show the damage to your vehicle, where the vehicles are situated, what the road design looks like in that area and perhaps even who was at fault for the accident. It can be good to take close-up shots of the actual damage to the vehicle, but you also want wider shots to capture the entire scene.

Saving dashcam videos

If you have a dash camera, it’s also important that you know how to save the videos from that camera. Many of these cameras are designed to overwrite the data that is on them in a continual loop, so you need to save clips of the actual crash to ensure they won’t be overwritten.

Talking to witnesses

You can also get a lot of information from witnesses who may have been driving near you at the time of the accident or even from nearby homeowners who have cameras on their homes. If you can, take the time to talk to other people at the scene.

If your loved one has been seriously injured, your family may be facing high medical bills, and you need to know how to use the evidence you’ve gathered to seek compensation.